I remember being asked, during the enrollment process at McGill, to answer to some private questions: gender, sexual orientation… I never fully understood why those questions should matter to anyone, or why they are asked so often in university questionnaires. The way I see it, if you respect people and diversity, then you don’t ask,… Read More I came out to myself in grad school.
One of the perks of being a McGill graduate student is the variety of workshops that are offered throughout the year. I once heard that there is a workshop to help you manage all the workshops! As we all know, graduate students have a lot on their plate – lab work, literature reviews, industrial meetings,… Read More Don’t miss MyResearch series at the library
Have you heard about the great PGSS events this academic year? Well I hope you have attended some too! My committee and I are very happy to organize and host them for all graduate students of McGill! My name is Konstantina and I am a 3rd year PhD Candidate in Mining and Materials Engineering. This year… Read More Meet Konstantina: Your PGSS Internal Affairs Officer
Do you ever get out of class at 7pm on Thursday afternoons and wonder, “What’s the point of it all?” Tough question, right? Well instead of dealing with it I recommend something a little more mind numbing and fun: come check out the Faucet’s Tap, hosted by The Plumber’s Faucet ! The Plumber’s Faucet is… Read More The Faucet’s Tap: A taste of local comedy on campus!
We held our first Fall 2018 Meaningful Science session last week, which began with the Values exercise. Each person was asked to bring a meaningful object and we took turns trying to guess i) whose item it belonged to and ii) why it was meaningful to them. Items ranged from photos and jewellery, to everyday… Read More Reflecting on our values
I had the privilege of being part of the “What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Grad School” panel for the incoming 2018 graduate students in late August along with GradLife editor-in-chief, Saima. The panel, as the name implies, was to provide new graduate students with information as well as tips and tricks about… Read More Peymon’s McGill Hacks for GradLife
It’s that time of year, spring cleaning! Join GradLife McGill in swapping your clean clothes, shoes and accessories with fellow graduate students in our first ever spring clothing swap. The event will take place at Thomson House on Friday June 8, from 4-7PM, swap your clothes and join us for a drink to kick off… Read More GradLife McGill presents Spring Clothing Swap
Pint of Science is an international science festival that brings research outside the boundaries of universities by organizing speaker series in bars. This is a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to share their work with a large audience of non-experts and for the public to hear about recent discoveries made in universities and meet… Read More Eager to quench your thirst for knowledge? Pint of Science is back in Montreal from May 14-16th!
Scientists do research and governments make laws. Although these entities might not seem interdependent, grand challenges such as public health require efficient communication between researchers and the government, leading to evidence-based science policies. For almost 10 years, the goal of Science and Policy Exchange (SPE), an entirely student-run organization, has been to help bridge the… Read More Young researchers in science, bring your expertise to international diplomacy!
Who is Suzanne Fortier? We know the name, we’ve seen her at events and receive emails from her office on a regular basis, but, what is she really like? After five years as Principal and Vice-chancellor of McGill, she remains inspired, motivated and excited to learn and help students learn. In an exclusive sit-down interview… Read More Exploring New Paths : An Interview with McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier